National Match Code: 121513

PGY1 Program Director
Anne Zechlinski, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Coordinator
Telephone: 414-805-0086
Fax: 414-805-9283
E-mail: [email protected]

PGY1 Program Coordinator
Amanda (Sweet) Pilo, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist — Oncology
E-mail: [email protected]

Duration/Type: 12-month residency
Number of Positions: 12
Application Deadline: Dec. 30, 2022
Starting Date: June 2023
Estimated Stipend: $46,800

The purpose of this PGY1 residency program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.


  • Flexible, comprehensive training in a variety of areas
  • Residency training program established in 1993
  • A variety of elective rotations available
  • Rotations and activities tailored to meet the needs and interests of each resident
  • Many teaching and precepting opportunities available

Sample resident rotation schedule

Residency Manual

Requirements for Acceptance

Applicants are required to submit a program application through PhORCAS. Please follow the application instructions.

Learning Experiences


  • Orientation and Training (5 weeks)
  • Acute Care Clinical Practice Staffing (10 weeks and 13 weekends)
  • Internal Medicine (4 weeks)

Pharmacy Administration Selective (choose one or more, 4 weeks each)

  • Department Administration
  • Clinical Practice Management
  • Operations Management
  • Medication Safety
  • Residency Program Management 

Intensive Care Selective (choose one or more, 4 weeks each)

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Surgical / Trauma Critical Care
  • Neurosurgical Critical Care
  • Cardiovascular Critical Care

Policy Selective (choose one or more, 4 weeks each)

  • Anticoagulation Stewardship
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases
  • General Medication Use
  • Pain Stewardship

Elective Rotations

  • Acute Care Hematology/Oncology (4 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Care (4 weeks)
    • A variety of clinics to choose from
    • Examples: Primary Care, Hematology/Oncology, Anticoagulation, HIV/ID, GI/Hepatology, Transplant, Endocrine, etc.
  • Cardiology (4 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine  (4 weeks)
  • Infectious Diseases (4 weeks)
  • Informatics (4 weeks)
  • Neurology (4 weeks)
  • Solid Organ Transplant (4 weeks)
  • Toxicology at Wisconsin Poison Center (4 weeks)
  • Academia at the Medical College of Wisconsin (4 weeks)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship (2 weeks)
  • Diabetes Care (2 weeks)
  • Investigational Drug Service (2 weeks)
  • Perioperative Care (2 weeks)

Teaching Certificate Program

  • Residents may complete an optional teaching certificate through the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy.
  • The program includes lecture and small group teaching of student pharmacists, didactic online seminars in pedagogy (teaching methods), live seminars preparing participants for understanding and pursuit of academic careers, and participation in academic-related projects.
  • Teaching opportunities are available through the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy and Concordia University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

Learn more about the Teaching Certificate Program

Research Certificate Program

  • Residents may complete an optional research certificate through the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • The purpose of this program is to enhance the research development curriculum and to provide rigorous training for those interested in pursuing a career with continued scholarly pursuits
  • Requirements of the program include participation in didactic sessions, preparation of a manuscript, presentation of a poster at a national or regional meeting, and post-program assessment and feedback

Learn more about the Research Certificate Program

Requirements and Expectations

The following are some of the requirements and expectations for participants in the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Froedtert Hospital.

  1. Wisconsin Pharmacist Licensure within 90 days of start date
  2. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS) – classes provided
  3. Longitudinal Resident Project
    • Protocol development and presentation at Pharmacy Research Committee
    • Development of a formal manuscript suitable for publication
  4. Professional Organization Membership
    • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
    • Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW)
  5. Conferences
    • Vizient Meeting and ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
    • Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference (GLPRC) or Wisconsin Pharmacy Residency Conference (WPRC)
    • Concordia University School of Pharmacy Precepting Workshop
  6. Formal Presentations
    • Vizient Resident Poster Presentation at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
    • Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference or Wisconsin Pharmacy Residency Conference PowerPoint Presentation
  7. Acute Care Clinical Staffing (based on current staffing model, subject to modification)
    • Nine staffing weeks as a decentral clinical pharmacist (Monday – Friday, 10-hour PM shifts)
    • Twelve weekends spent staffing as a central and/or decentral pharmacist (Saturday – Sunday, 10-hour shifts)
    • Four additional staffing shifts (8-hour shifts)
    • Two holidays (10-hour shifts)
    • One Monday – Sunday staffing week, either the week of Christmas or the week of New Years
  8. Participation in Departmental and Residency Program-Related Meetings
    • Academic afternoon
    • Administrative discussions (present at least one)
    • Medication safety discussions and M&M conferences (present at least one)
    • Journal club/Medication use topic discussions (present at least one)
    • Clinical topic discussions
    • Department staff meetings or Grand Rounds (weekly)
    • Member of one hospital or departmental committee 
  9. Medication Use Activities (part of policy selective)
    • Completion of a Medication Use Evaluation
    • Completion of a Monograph, Class-Review or Guideline
  10. Medication Error Review
  11. Other
    • Minimum eight hours/day (Monday through Friday)
    • One administrative responsibility (assignments vary based on need)
    • Assist and support department in additional ways as needed
    • Complete assignments and evaluations on a timely basis
    • Participate in recruitment of incoming residency class
    • Primary preceptor for IPPE students on rotation at Froedtert Hospital


Please contact our pharmacy residency program directors with any questions or concerns you may have.

The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Pharmacy Residency Program is committed to recruiting and training pharmacists from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We value the different perspectives each resident offers. In training pharmacists as one of the most accessible members on the healthcare team, a diverse workforce is essential to advance the health of the patients we serve